Tottenham postpone opening of White Hart Lane stadium - FOOTBALL FLAME

Tottenham postpone opening of White Hart Lane stadium




Tottenham Hotspur new stadium (well, the old ground, but made newer) is now not expected to open until March at the earliest, meaning the first game there could well be the North London Derby against Arsenal on the second of that month.

According to a new statement from the club, a number of building test dates are still being confirmed, meaning the next three home league games will be played at the club’s temporary home of Wembley Stadium.

The home leg of Spurs’ Champions League last 16 game against Borussia Dortmund will also take place at the national stadium, as will an FA Cup fifth round fixture if the club progresses and gets a home draw.

Tottenham have spent the last 18 months at Wembley as building work goes on, with the exception of a league cup game this season where they had to use MK Dons’ ground Stadium.

However, the delay has meant the attendance at league games has been restricted to 51,000, with season ticket holders offered the opportunity to get refunds on a game-by-game basis.

Wembley is only permitted to hold a certain number of games with its full 90,000 capacity, and Spurs will surely be desperate to move into the new 61,000-capacity White Hart Lane sooner rather than later to avoid being restricted to 51,000 for any of their bigger late-season fixtures.
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